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2001 BMW 325i Question: Oil in radiator



, Sahuarita, AZ, July 22, 2010, 15:23

During normal oil service at Jiffy Lube, my mechanic was checking various levels and topping off. When he was checking the radiator he found oil in the water. I checked and sure enough it appears as if the engine is venting oil into the radiator from someplace. Any ideas? A mechanic friend suggested it my be an oil cooler gone bad. Any thoughts and if so any estimate on cost? The car doesn't smoke to I don't believe it is a head gasket.

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    July 23, 2010, 06:08

    Either the power steering oil cooler of engine oil cooler.
    None of which i have ever seen leak through, best to have the mechanic look at it.
    Surprised they didn't look into it.

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    , November 23, 2010, 18:58

    Could also be a head gasket. Has to be leaking somewhere where oil and coolant come close to each other.

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    November 03, 2012, 21:39

    I have this problem in my car now, how did you fix your car?

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